TED Talk - Olga González - How nonprofits fail communities of color – and what to do instead
Olga González believes nonprofits often underestimate the communities they serve. They swoop in, she says, with outside resources and money but ignore the assets these communities already possess. That's why she endorses the promotora model, where a nonprofit trains people from the community they serve to provide outreach, advocacy, and services. Here, González shares several success stories of promotoras in action – from distributing masks & vaccines to farmworkers during the COVID-19 pandemic to monitoring air pollution near a local oil refinery.
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If you are a resident of Commerce City, Globeville, or Elyria-Swansea, you are eligible to have an air monitor at your home. If you decide to have an air monitor, you will be compensated. You will also learn about the monitors, how they work, and how to maintain them!
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AIRE Student Internship / Pasantía Estudiantil AIRE
The AIRE Student Internship is a two month long program that engages students in environmental justice while gaining a deeper appreciation for our planet.
La pasantía estudiantil AIRE es un programa de dos meses de duración que involucra a los estudiantes en la justicia ambiental mientras obtienen una apreciación más profunda de nuestro planeta.
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